Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ Doug Martin out for season after labrum tear

Oct 20, 2013; Atlanta, GA, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Doug Martin (22) stiff arms Atlanta Falcons linebacker Joplo Bartu (59) in the first half at the Georgia Dome. Mandatory Credit: Daniel Shirey-USA TODAY Sports

When it rains, it pours. And for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, who are without a win this season, it might feel like a monsoon.

According to a handful of sources, including Albert Breer, Buccaneers starting running back Doug Martin will miss the remainder of the season after suffering a torn labrum in their Week 7 game against the Atlanta Falcons:

As @MikeGarafolo said, Bucs RB Doug Martin suffered a torn labrum yesterday against the Falcons, and is out for the year.

Judging by Martin’s reaction on the field, it was obvious to be a serious injury, an injury that NFL insider Ian Rapoport hinted would be a multi-week injury though I’m not sure many were expecting a torn labrum.

Martin, who was injured on a wheel play dove for a catch near the end zone, though was hit in the shoulder by an opposing defender in the process. The hit looked clean, though, apparently just got Martin in the wrong spot.

Mike James, a sixth-round rookie out of Miami will take over the starting running back duties for the Bucs.

Topics: Doug Martin, Mike James, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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